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The Cage Finally Open | A Tribute to Maya Angelou


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"L'Oiseau bleu Cosmos_2" Photo by: Ajari

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 00:07 a.m. DST, 31 May 2014 Not too long ago, Mandela joined the small community. He reunited with memorial friends, met with known ancestors, and joined the others to patiently wait for the next neighbor. Eyes immediately focused on the glorious caged bird. Her songs send warm, comforting […]

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Francisco Goya, the Social Revolutionist



Spanish Inquisition Photographic Depiction, Photo by Adrian Parker

Just as Johnson’s speech promoted the ideals of change and egalitarianism, many American’s hoped the current Obama administration would be able, in a few short months, to change the course of an American history built upon a foundation of inequity.

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Jason deCaires Taylor | MUSA



Jason deCaires Taylor Installation, Photo by Eco Desen Volvimento

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:46 PM EDT, 18 July 2012 CANCUN, Mexico – Today, one of our readers emailed photos of an underwater installation by Jason deCaires Taylor. The sender stated that the installation was a tribute to the slaves who were thrown overboard to drown during the Middle Passage of the slave trade […]

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René Magritte | Surrealist Painter



Ceci n'est pas une pipe

The 20th Century Surrealist Painter René Magritte, is one of my favorite artists. I particularly like the Surrealist movement because each person brings their own psychology to bear when interpreting the paintings. Enjoy!

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The Freudian Origins of Surrealism



Salvador Dalí, Tristan and Isolde, study for the set of the ballet Bacchanale, 1944

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:53 p.m. EDT, 15 August 2011 The surrealist movement is in part based on the groundbreaking work of psychologist Dr. Sigmund Freud‘s theories on free association, dream analysis, and the unconscious. By tapping into the unconscious and portraying it unfettered through painting and photography, the viewer is afforded the opportunity […]

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